ASECS 2021, Online

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on April 6, 2021

Starting Wednesday, with sessions running until Sunday evening!

2021 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
Online, 7–11 April 2021

The 51st annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies takes place online. HECAA will be represented by the Anne Schroder New Scholars’ Session, chaired by Susanna Caviglia and scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 2:50 and the annual business meeting, right after that, starting at 3:55. A selection of 33 additional panels is included below (of the 182 sessions scheduled, many others will, of course, interest HECAA members). For the full slate of offerings, see the program. Regular registration is $80; discounted rates are $35. All times are Eastern Standard Time.

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Spanish Sensorium
Wednesday, 12:10–1:10
Chair: Elena DEANDA-CAMACHO, Washington College
1. Lilian BRINGAS SILVA, Georgetown University, “Los bodegones de Goya”
2. Karissa BUSHMAN, Quinnipiac University, “Goya’s Illnesses and Deafness and the Impact on his Senses”
3. Meira GOLDBERG, Fashion Institute of Technology, CUNY, “The Space of Perfect Rhythm: Experiencing the Flamenco Circle”
4. Rachael Givens JOHNSON, University of Virginia, “Moving the Faithful: Hearing, Seeing, and Feeling in Eighteenth-Century Spanish- Atlantic Religious Festivals”

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Publishing Natural History
Wednesday, 12:10–1:10
Chairs: Eleanore NEUMANN, University of Virginia, and Agnieszka Anna FICEK, CUNY
1. April SHELFORD, American University, “More Estimable than Sloane? Patrick Browne’s Civil and Natural History of Jamaica (1756)”
2. Marianne VOLLE, York University/Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, “Natural History in the Making: Exploring the Network and Botanical Collection of Fougeroux de Bondaroy (1732–1789)”
3. Taylin NELSON, Rice University, “The ‘Totality’ of the Animal: Systems of Classification and Domestication”
4. Demetra VOGIATZAKI, Harvard University, “Three Allegorical Caves in Choiseul-Gouffier’s Voyage Pittoresque de la Grèce (1782)”

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Built Form in the Long Eighteenth Century
Wednesday, 1:20–2:20
Chair: Janet WHITE, UNLV
1. Luis J. GORDO PELAEZ, California State University, “Grain Architecture in Bourbon New Spain”
2. Paul HOLMQUIST, Louisiana State University, “Une autre nature: Aristotelian Strains in Ledoux’s Theory of Architecture as Legislation”
3. Dylan Wayne SPIVEY, University of Virginia, “Building from a Book: James Gibb’s Book of Architecture and the Commodification of Architectural Style”
4. Miguel VALERIO, Washington University in St. Louis, “Architecture of Devotions: The Churches Afro-Brazilian Religious Brotherhoods Built in the Eighteenth Century”

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Canada or the Tower: Finding, Depicting, and Imagining Canada
Wednesday, 2:50–3:50
Chair: Cristina S. MARTINEZ, University of Ottawa
1. Georgiana UHLYARIK, Art Gallery of Ontario, “Kanata: Indigenous Sovereignty and the Canadian Imagination”
2. Dominic HARDY, Université du Québec à Montréal, “Thomas Davies’ Watercolours of Québec under British Colonial Rule (1760–1812), Iconographies of Landscape, Identity, and Memory”
3. Marjolaine POIRIER, Université du Québec à Montréal, “Space, Place, and the figurant: Looking at Quebec City in 3D during the American Revolution”
4. Isabelle MASSE, UCLA and Concordia University, “Lower Canada or the Debtors’ Prison: Insolvent Portraitists on the Run”

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Imagining the Future in Ruins
Wednesday, 2:50–3:50
Chair: Thomas BEACHDEL, Hostos, CUNY
1. Amy DUNAGIN, Kennesaw State University, “Rosamund’s Bower, Addison’s Rosamond, and Whig Visions of British Ruin”
2. Anne Betty WEINSHENKER, Montclair State University, “Freemasonic Elements in the Tombeaux des princes
3. Jason BIRCEA, University of California, Berkeley, “The Sound of Depopulation in Oliver Goldsmith’s The Deserted Village
4. Susannah B. SANFORD, Texas Christian University, “Birds and the Bees: Clara and Environmental Ruin in Sansay’s Secret History

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Playing with Pigments: Color Experiments in the Visual Arts
Wednesday, 4:00–5:00
Chairs: Daniella BERMAN, New York University, and Caroline M. CULP, Stanford University
1. Alicia MCGEACHY, Northwestern University/Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts, “Through the Colored Glaze: Multi-analytical Studies of Eighteenth-Century Chelsea Ceramics”
2. Thea GOLDRING, Harvard University, “Printing Nature’s Taches: The Invention of Aquatint and the Depiction of Human Varieties”
3. Colleen STOCKMANN, Gustavus Adolphus College, “Climate and the Spectrum of Indigo Production in the Americas, 1740–1780”

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From Tabula Rasa to Terra Incognita: Landscape and Identity in the Enlightenment
Wednesday, 4:00–5:00
Chair: Shirley TUNG, Kansas State University
1. Michael BROWN, University of Aberdeen, “Locating Britain: The English Geographies of Daniel Defoe”
2. John DAVENPORT, Missouri Southern State University, “Topographical Dialogues and Competing Claims to Selfhood in Eighteenth-Century Travel Writing”
3. Kasie ALT, Georgia Southern University, “Negotiating the Self through Landscape Design and Representation: Thomas Anson’s Estate at Shugborough”
4. Julia SIENKEWICZ, Roanoke College, “Landscape and Alterity: Encounters with Virginia and South Africa”

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Amateur or Professional? Reconsidering the Language of Artistic Status
Wednesday, 5:10–6:10
Chairs: Paris SPIES-GANS, Harvard Society of Fellows, and Laurel PETERSON, Independent Scholar
1. Laura ENGEL, Duquesne University, “Fashioning Fairies: Lady Diana Beauclerk’s Watercolors”
2. Luke FREEMAN, University of Minnesota, “Engraving Authority: Bernard Picart’s Status and the ‘Leading Hands of Europe’”
3. Maura GLEESON, Independent Scholar, “Picturing La Créatrice: Image, Imagination, and Artistic Practice in Napoleonic France”
4. Cynthia ROMAN, The Lewis Walpole Library, “‘Not Artists’: Horace Walpole’s Hyperbolic Praise of Prints by Persons of Rank and Quality”

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Colonial Matter in the Eighteenth-Century World
Wednesday, 5:10–6:10
Chairs: Danielle EZOR, Southern Methodist University, and Kaitlin GRIMES, University of Missouri-Columbia
1. Amelia RAUSER, Franklin & Marshall College, “Madras Cloth: Currency, Costume, and Enslavement”
2. Kelly FLEMING, University of Virginia, “Empire, Satire, and the Regency Cap in The Adventures of an Ostrich Feather of Quality (1812)”
3. Yiyun HUANG, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, “‘Nothing but large potions of tea could extinguish it’: Chinese Knowledge and Discourse of Tea in Colonial America”

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Roundtable: Scholarly Tourism: Traveling to Research the Eighteenth Century
Thursday, 11:00–noon
Chair: Ula Lukszo KLEIN, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
1. Meg KOBZA, Newcastle University, “Places of Privilege: Price and Practice in Private Archives”
2. Caroline GONDA, Cambridge University, “Strawberry Hill and Shibden Hall: Anne Damer and Anne Lister”
3. Laura ENGEL, Duquesne University, “The Archival Tourist”
4. Fiona RITCHIE, McGill University, “Mentoring Student Researchers in the Archives”
5. Yvonne FUENTES, University of West Georgia, “Eighteenth-Century Gossip and News: The Archives of Spanish Parish Churches, Cathedrals, and Basilicas”

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Roundtable: Methods for Bibliography and Eighteenth-Century Studies
Thursday, 12:10–1:10
Chair: J. P. ASCHER, University of Virginia
1. Mathieu BOUCHARD, McGill University, “Beaumont and Fletcher in 1711: The Bibliographical Analysis of an Anonymous Editor”
2. Ashley CATALDO, American Antiquarian Society, “Bradstreet’s Pastedowns: De(bri)s Bibliography”
3. David LEVY, Writer, “Collateral Bibliography: Are Hoyle Collections Separate Issues?”
4. Nina M. SCHNEIDER, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA, “Three-Dimensional Bibliography: Plaster Casts in the Sir John Soane Museum”
5. Michael VANHOOSE, University of Virginia, “A Rationale for Cliometric Bibliography, with Applications to British Papermaking, 1782–1837”

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Vital Matters: Materialism(s) in the Eighteenth Century and Beyond
Thursday, 12:10–1:10
Chair: Pichaya (Mint) DAMRONGPIWAT, Cornell University.
1. Jess KEISER, Tufts University, “Cavendish contra New Materialism; or, Anthropomorphism in Lyric and Panpsychism”
2. Susan EGENOLF, Texas A&M University, “Josiah Wedgwood, Thomas Griffiths, and the Mystique of Cherokee Clay”
3. Roger MAIOLI, University of Florida, “England’s First Atheistic Manifesto”
Respondent: Lucinda COLE, University of Illinois

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The Sister Arts in Eighteenth-Century Ireland
Thursday, 12:10–1:10
Chair: Michael GRIFFIN, University of Limerick
1. Scott BREUNINGER, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Improvement and the Arts during the Early Irish Enlightenment”
2. Tríona O’HANLON, Independent Scholar, “The Violinist in Eighteenth-Century Dublin: A Case Study Addressing the Connection between Cultural Activity and Political Agendas in Eighteenth-Century Ireland”
3. David BURROW, University of South Dakota, “Assessing Russia: Artistic Taste and Civilizational Values”

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‘Too Political, Too Big, No Good’: Picturing Politics
Thursday, 3:40–4:40
Chair: Jessica L. FRIPP, Texas Christian University
1. Alexandra CALDON, Graduate Center, CUNY, “Engaging the Public: The Rejection of Mythology in Royal Almanac Prints, 1695–1715”
2. J. Patrick MULLINS, Marquette University, “Thomas Hollis’s ‘Liberty Prints’ and the Transatlantic Cult of Tyrannicide”
3. Thomas BUSCIGLIO-RITTER, University of Delaware, “Denis Volozan’s Portrait of George Washington in an Atlantic Context”
4. Marina KLINGER, New York University/The Metropolitan Museum of Art, “From ‘Great Men’ to ‘Women’s Influence’: Retelling the Story of Louis Ducis’s Tasso and Eleonora d’Este from the Empire to the Restoration”

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Visualizing the French Empire
Thursday, 4:50–5:50
Chairs: Philippe HALBERT, Yale University, and Izabel GASS, Yale University
1. Alexandre DUBÉ, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, and Sophie WHITE, University of Notre Dame, “The Stuff of Conviction”
2. Agnieszka Anna FICEK, CUNY, “Picturing the Péruvienne: The Exotic and Erotic in the Illustrations to Mme. de Graffigny’s Lettres d’une Péruvienne
3. Joseph LITTS, Princeton University, “Materials, Race, and the Body in the Franco-Swiss Atlantic World”
4. Thomas BEACHDEL, Hostos, CUNY, “The Sublime Future of Ruins”

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2020 Presidential Session: The Carbon Footprint of ASECS: What to Do?
Thursday, 4:50–5:50
Organizer: Jeffrey S. RAVEL, MIT
ASECS can no longer ignore its contributions to climate change. Given the rapidly increasing rate of natural disasters around the globe, each of us has an ethical responsibility to reduce their carbon footprint. We will all have to make painful sacrifices to repair the damage already done to the environment. ASECS has one built-in advantage that we can leverage—our roster of regional affiliate societies. We might, for example, hold the annual meeting every other year, and then encourage attendance at the meetings of the regional societies in years when we did not convene the national meeting. For both the national and regional conferences, we might build a more robust remote system that would allow members without funding or those who do not wish to travel by plane or car to participate virtually. In this session, the chair would like to start a conversation with all concerned members of the Society about responsible steps ASECS can take going forward.

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Roundtable: Cultural Histories of Fame and Celebrity in the Age of Enlightenment
Friday, 11:00–noon
Chair: Brian COWAN, McGill University
1. Meghan ROBERTS, Bowdoin College, “Fame and the French Enlightenment”
2. Heather MCPHERSON, University of Alabama at Birmingham, “The Visual Arts and Modern Celebrity in Georgian England”
3. Ted MCCORMICK, Concordia University (Montreal), “Fame and Celebrity in Eighteenth-Century Science”
4. Pascal BASTIEN, Université de Quebec à Montréal, “Infamy in Eighteenth-Century France”
5. Sydney AYRES, Institute of Advanced Study, Edinburgh University, “Contemporary Celebrity vs. Posthumous Fame in Britain, c.1790–1820”
6. Antoine LILTI, EHESS (Paris), “Eighteenth-Century Celebrity”

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Collecting, Antiquities, and Eighteenth-Century Art
Friday, 12:10–1:10
Chairs: Katherine ISELIN, University of Missouri-Columbia, and Lauren DISALVO, Dixie State University
1. Freya GOWRLEY, University of Derby, “Classical Specimens and Fragmentary Histories: The Specimen Table as Part and Whole”
2. Josh HAINY, Truman State University, “For Their Mutual Benefit: John Flaxman’s Recreation of the Belvedere Torso for Thomas Hope”
3. Katherine CALVIN, Kenyon College, “Collecting on Credit: The British Levant Company in Aleppo’s Art and Money Markets”

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ASECS Listening Session
Friday, 1:20–2:20
Presiding: Nyree GRAY, ASECS Ombuds and Associate Vice President / Chief Civil Rights Officer, Claremont McKenna College
The many ASECS members who have recently contacted the Executive Board are concerned about a range of issues regarding the Society. Therefore, the Board has decided to devote the Friday plenary to a Listening Session, at which ASECS members are invited to share their thoughts and suggestions. Another Listening Session will be held during the 5:10–6:10 time slot on Friday evening. Through these meetings, members can help develop an agenda for a Town Hall Meeting, to be held on April 23.

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William Hogarth in the Twenty-First Century
Friday, 2:50–3:50
Chair: Nick ALLRED, Rutgers University
1. Ann VON MEHREN, University of Memphis, “Black Children in Hogarth’s ‘Modern Morality’ Art”
2. Corey GOERGEN, Georgia Institute of Technology, “‘Makes Human Race a Prey’: Hogarth’s Gin Lane in Twenty-First-Century Public Health Campaigns”
3. Debra BOURDEAU, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, “Hogarth’s Bedlam: A Rake’s Progress and Britain’s Mental Health Crisis”

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Roundtable: Reflections on David Gies and Cynthia Wall, eds., The Eighteenth Centuries: Global Networks of Enlightenment
Friday, 2:50–3:50
Chair: Elizabeth Franklin LEWIS, University of Mary Washington
1. Jeanne BRITTON, University of South Carolina, “Using Global Networks of Enlightenment: Giovanni Piranesi and the Digital Eighteenth Centuries”
2. Valentina TIKOFF, DePaul University, “Using Global Networks of Enlightenment: How Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Multiple Geographies, and Linguistic Perspectives Help Us Navigate and Teach the Age of Enlightenment”
3. Carol GUARNIERI, University of Virginia, “Creating a Digital Companion to Global Networks of Enlightenment: ‘The Digital Eighteenth Centuries’ on mapscholar.org”
4. Cynthia WALL, University of Virginia, and David GIES, University of Virginia, “Editing Global Networks of Enlightenment

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Networks and Practices of Connoisseurship in the Global Eighteenth Century
Friday, 4:00–5:00
Chairs: Kristel SMENTEK, MIT, and Valérie KOBI, Universität Hamburg
1. Ünver RÜSTEM, Johns Hopkins University, “Connoisseurship and the Art of Synthesis in Eighteenth-Century Istanbul: Ottoman Engagements with Western Architectural Books and Prints”
2. Michele MATTEINI, New York University, “Western Painting Inside Out: Pak Chiwon and the Connoisseurship of Western Painting in Eighteenth-Century East Asia”
3. Elizabeth Saari BROWNE, MIT, “Discernment or Devotion: Egypt and Sculptural Politics in Eighteenth-Century France”

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Art Professions
Friday, 5:10–6:10
Chair: Carole PAUL, University of California, Santa Barbara
1. Heidi A. STROBEL, University of Evansville, “Terminology and its Limitations”
2. Anne Nellis RICHTER, Independent Scholar, “‘Yr Obedient, Grateful, and Dutiful Servant’: Hierarchies of Work in a Private Art Gallery”
3. Rachel HARMEYER, Rice University, “Emulating Angelica: Decorative and Amateur Art after Kauffman”
4. Kristin O’ROURKE, Dartmouth College, “From Connoisseur to Professional: The Metamorphosis of Art Criticism”

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ASECS Listening Session
Friday, 5:10–6:10
Presiding: Nyree GRAY, ASECS Ombuds and Associate Vice President / Chief Civil Rights Officer, Claremont McKenna College
The many ASECS members who have recently contacted the Executive Board are concerned about a range of issues regarding the Society. Therefore, the Board has decided to devote the Friday plenary to a Listening Session, along with this evening slot. Through these meetings, members can help develop an agenda for a Town Hall Meeting, to be held on April 23.

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The 37th James L. Clifford Memorial Lecture
Anne LAFONT, École des hautes études en sciences sociales de Paris (EHESS), Winckelmann Congo: Blackness in the Age of White Marble
Saturday, 11:30–12:30
Presiding: Melissa HYDE, University of Florida

This lecture will address the rise of African Art History—in the broadest sense—during the long eighteenth-century. During this period, notions of African art and its history were entangled with the idea of diasporic Africa or Blackness, as conceptualized by a diverse ensemble of European textual sources, most of them not concerned with art. The line of argument to be pursued here is that many of these early modern texts, ought, nonetheless, to be understood as a historical discourse on art—whether they describe African geography, natural history or commerce; narrate African history or catalogue its objects in Cabinets de Curiosités. Of course, these narratives, which are more or less connected with African material culture and ritual performances, eventually would be articulated in art theoretical publications properly speaking, as eighteenth-century authors such as abbé du Bos or Winckelmann began to include Africa in their ambition to write a comprehensive, comparative art history grounded on a climatic explanation of style. This approach to art history understood artistic style, form and content as products of the natural climate and atmosphere in which art was created. Recent scholarship has demonstrated the centrality of Whiteness to archeology’s emergence in the mid-eighteenth century. Adding to our understanding of the racial implications of whiteness and color in art history, this lecture will show, how, at the very same historical moment, Blackness was being constructed, both as a counterpart to Whiteness but also, more generally as a means of inscribing African rites and objects into the domain of European Fine Arts.

The Clifford Lecture series honors James L. Clifford, founder of the Johnsonian News-Letter, biographer of Samuel Johnson, and third President of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. The first lecture was presented in 1984 and since 1987 the Clifford Lecture has been delivered at every ASECS Annual Meeting.

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The Enlightened Mind: Education in the Long Eighteenth Century
Saturday, 1:20–2:20
Chairs: Karissa BUSHMAN, Quinnipiac University, and Amanda STRASIK, Eastern Kentucky University
1. Franny BROCK, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Madame de Genlis’ ‘New Method’ and Teaching Drawing to Children in Eighteenth-Century France”
2. Dorothy JOHNSON, University of Iowa, “Bodies of Knowledge? Teaching Anatomy to Artists in Enlightenment France”
3. Madeline SUTHERLAND-MEIER, University of Texas, Austin, “Raising and Educating Children in Eighteenth-Century Spain: Padre Sarmiento’s Discurso sobre el método que debia guardarse en la primera educación de la juventud
4. Brigitte WELTMAN-ARON, University of Florida, “Exercising Body and Mind in Madame d’Epinay’s Conversations d’Emilie

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Anne Schroder New Scholars Session (HECAA)
Saturday, 2:50–3:50
Chair: Susanna CAVIGLIA, Duke University
1. Isabel BALDRICH, University of Iowa, “Black Skin, White Hands: Ambivalence in Girodet’s Portrait of Belley”
2. Alicia CATICHA, Northwestern University, “Sculpting Whiteness: Marble, Porcelain, and Sugar in Eighteenth-Century Peru”
3. Xena FITZGERALD, Southern Methodist University, “Between Frame and Stage: Viewing a Historical Marriage in Eighteenth-Century”
4. Philippe HALBERT, Yale University, “La Belle Créole: Identity, Race, and the Dressing Table in the French Atlantic World”

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HECAA Business Meeting
Saturday, 3:55–4:55

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Do-Overs: Repetition and Revision
Saturday, 5:00–6:00
Chair: Elizabeth MANSFIELD, Penn State University
1. Servanne WOODWARD, University of Western Ontario, “Transitions from Rococo to Neo-Classical Illustration with Moreau le jeune”
2. Amy FREUND, Southern Methodist University, “Jean-Baptiste Oudry and Canine Repetition”
3. Daniella BERMAN, New York University, “‘d’après David’: Variations on Portraiture”
4. Wendy BELLION, University of Delaware, “The Eighteenth Brumaire of King George III”

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Material Forms
Sunday, 11:00–noon
Chair: Chloe WIGSTON SMITH, University of York
1. David A. BREWER, The Ohio State University, “Charles II in Aurangabad”
2. Allison LEIGH, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, “Cultural Bilingualism in Eighteenth-Century Russian Portraiture”
3. Laura AURICCHIO, Fordham University, “French Accents: Picturing the Mechanical Arts in Early Republican New York”

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Mineralogy and Artful Metamorphosis
Sunday, 12:10–1:10
Chairs: Tara ZANARDI, Hunter College, CUNY, and Christina LINDEMAN, University of Southern Alabama
1. Elisabeth C. RIVARD, University of Virginia, “The Handheld Wunderkammer: Mineralogical Snuffboxes in the Enlightenment”
2. Jennifer GERMANN, Ithaca College, “Peaches and Pearls: Materializing Metaphors of Race in Eighteenth-Century British Art”
4. Eleanore NEUMANN, University of Virginia, “Maria Graham’s Landscapes following the 1822 Valparaiso Earthquake”

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Raw: Materials, Merchants, and Movement
Sunday, 2:30–3:30
Chair: Brittany LUBERDA, Baltimore Museum of Art
1. Sophie TUNNEY, Graduate Center, CUNY, “The Global Journey of Potted Plants and Seeds: The French Botanical Network between l’Isle de France and Cayenne”
2. Cynthia KOK, Yale University, “The Plastic Shell: Mother-of-Pearl and Material Literacy in Early Modern Europe”
3. Sarah COHEN, SUNY Albany, “Sugar, Silver, and Enslaved Labor Staged for the French Elite”

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The Visual Gothic
Sunday, 4:00–5:00
Chair: Kristin O’ROURKE, Dartmouth College
1. Aurélien DAVRIUS, ENSA Paris-Malaquais, “Jacques-François Blondel, an Admirer of Gothic Religious Architecture”
2. Elizabeth HORNBECK, University of Missouri, “The Vetusta Monumenta and the Eighteenth-Century Remediation of Gothic Architecture”
3. Pamela WEIDMAN, University of California, Berkeley, “‘Imperfect gleam of moonshine’: Beholding Gothic Objects in Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto
4. Shao-wei HUANG, SUNY Buffalo, “The Unexpected Image of the Gothic: The Epistemological Link Between The Castle of Otranto and A Tale of a Tub

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Workshop: Bringing Historical Maps into GIS
Sunday, 5:10–6:10
Chairs: Erica HAYES, Villanova University, and Kacie WILLS, Illinois College
This workshop will provide participants with the technical skills to align geographic coordinates to a digitized historical map from the eighteenth century in order to create a georeferenced historical map. Participants will learn how to use simple tools like Map Warper, an open source image georeferencer tool, in order to overlay the digitized historical map on top of a GIS modern basemap for comparison and use in an interactive web mapping application. This workshop is ideal for scholars working with historical maps or interested in learning digital humanities GIS skills. No prior GIS or mapping experience is required.

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Experiencing the Past: Bringing Collections to Life through Experiment and Reconstruction
Sunday, 5:10–6:10
Chair: Al COPPOLA, John Jay College, CUNY
1. Emily BECK, Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, Bentley GILLMAN, Tattersall Distilling, Jon KRIEDLER, Tattersall Distilling, Nicole LaBOUFF, Minneapolis Institute of Art, “Alcohol’s Empire: Distilled Spirits in the 1700s
Atlantic World”
2. Christine E. GRIFFITHS, Bard Graduate Center, “Distilling Gardens and (Re)Materializing Eighteenth-Century Perfumes”
3. Anna CHEN, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA, and Marguerite HAPPE, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA, “‘Bad Taste’: A Pedagogy of Public-Facing Recipe Revival”

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Note (added 6 April 2021) — The original version of the posting did not include information on the HECAA business meeting.

Online Conference | Relics and the Arts between Europe and America

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on March 18, 2021

From ArtHist.net:

Relics and the Arts between Europe and America: Debating Shared Histories
Reliquias y arte entre Europa y América: historias compartidas a debatir
Online, Universidad de los Andes UNIANDES, Bogotá, Colombia, 12–14 April 2021

Registration due by 8 April 2021

This international conference is the first to address relics from a transatlantic perspective. It aims to explore art historical issues regarding relics and reliquaries in the early modern period in the Iberian world. By bringing together papers that deal both with the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, we also wish to provide a forum for wider discussion and debate regarding the presumed ‘shared histories’ of these territories as far as concerns relics and reliquaries, objects which are as peculiar as they are inextricably tied to the Catholic societies of this age. Papers will be in English and Spanish.

This free conference is open to academics and professionals. Please register at the conference website. Note that the times are for Columbia (5 hours behind GMT).

• Luisa Elena Alcalá (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, España)
• Juan Luis González García (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, España)
• Patricia Zalamea Fajardo (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)

Comité científico
• María Berbara (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
• Carmen Fernández-Salvador Ayala (Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador)
• Escardiel González Estévez (Universidad de Sevilla, España)
• Cécile Vincent-Cassy, (Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, Francia)

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8:30 Inauguración y bienvenida. Patricia Zalamea (Decana), Universidad de los Andes
Presentación del Proyecto “Spolia Sancta,” a cargo de Luisa Elena Alcalá (UAM) y Juan Luis González García (UAM)

8.40  Primera sesión: Reliquias e imágenes-reliquia
Moderan: Juan Luis González García y Luisa Elena Alcalá
• Imagen-reliquia o imágenes y reliquias en la Nueva España: funciones y funcionamientos propios y compartidos — Patricia Díaz Cayeros, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
• Divine Fragments: Image-Relics in Spanish America — Cristina Cruz González, Oklahoma State University (EEUU)
• El poder de la mirada. El caso de la Virgen del Lledó y otras imágenes-reliquia — María Elvira Mocholí Martínez, Universitat de València (España)
• Francisco de Holanda: reliquia, icono, retrato — José Riello, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (España)
• Relics and Miraculous Images in Early Modern Spain and Latin America: Religious Responses to the Plague of Locusts — Milena Viceconte, Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘Federico II’ (Italia)

11.30  Segunda sesión. Mapas de circulación
Modera: Cécile Vincent-Cassy
• Presencia y amplificación del lignum crucis en el Virreinato del Perú: elaboraciones visuales y escritas para la construcción de lo sagrado — Agustina Rodríguez Romero, UNTREF-CONICET, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
• Auge y desaparición de las reliquias en Tunja. El altar relicario de la Soledad en la iglesia de los Jesuitas, 1655–1854 — Abel Fernando Martínez Martín (Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Tunja) y Andrés Ricardo Otálora Cascante (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá)
• Presencia de corpi santi en México: análisis del proceso de circulación y materialidad de un relicario. Siglos XVIII–XIX — Gabriela Sánchez Reyes, Coordinación Nacional de Monumentos Históricos-INAH (México). Doctoranda en El Colegio de Michoacán. (México)

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8.30  Tercera sesión. Reliquias e identidad local: éxitos y fracasos
Modera: Patricia Zalamea Fajardo
• Reliquias e identidades en el virreinato del Perú (siglos XVI–XVII) — María Cruz de Carlos Varona, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (España)
• Tras las huellas de los mártires, santos y hombres insignes. Bosquejo sobre las reliquias de la iglesia catedral metropolitana de Lima (siglos XVI–XIX) — Jesús Alfaro Cruz, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
• La memoria perdida de los Santos Mártires de Cardeña en San Juan de Puerto Rico (1664–presente) — María Judith Feliciano, Independent Scholar, Nueva York (EEUU)

10.15  Cuarta sesión. Relicarios y lenguajes artísticos
Modera: Escardiel González Estévez
• A Paper Journey into a Sacred World: The Transmission of Manual Manifestations of Devotion in New World Convents — Yessica Porras, University of California, Berkeley (EEUU)
• Los relicarios de la Iglesia de San Ignacio en Bogotá — María Constanza Villalobos, Investigadora Independiente, Bogotá
• Capilla, oratorio, tesoro: algunas reflexiones en torno al relicario como espacio de íntima oración — Elsaris Nuñez Méndez, IIE, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
• Envolviendo la (in)tangible sacralidad: el retablo de la Virgen del Pilar de Quito — Carmen Fernández-Salvador Ayala, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)

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8.30  Quinta sesión. Reliquias y sus controversias: ortodoxia / heterodoxia
Moderan: Maria Berbara y Carmen Fernández-Salvador
• Reliquias del cielo: Las cuentas de Estefanía de la Encarnación y el problema de la ortodoxia — Tanya J. Tiffany, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (EEUU)
• Reliquiae maioris y reliquiae minoris. Circulación, uso y censura de reliquias en el Nuevo Reino de Granada, siglos XVI–XVIII — María Cristina Pérez Pérez, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá
• Reliquia, conversión y sometimiento. Apuntes sobre la reliquia de Pedro Claver y su función como objeto de evangelización e identidad — Darío Velandia, Uniandes, Bogotá
• Heads to Adore, Heads to Horrify — Jens Baumgarten, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Brasil)
• Reliquaries as Nodal Objects in Transcultural Negotiation Processes — Urte Krass, Institute for Art History, Universität Bern (Suiza)

11:30  Visita virtual al Museo Colonial, Bogotá

13:00  Conclusiones y cierre

Online Seminars | The Future of Country House Studies

Posted in conferences (to attend), lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on March 16, 2021

Antonio Verrio, Heaven Room, ca. 1695–96
Burghley House, Lincolnshire

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From the research day programme:

The Future of Country House Studies
Online, University of Buckingham, Tuesday, 13 April 2021

A research day organized by the University of Buckingham Humanities Research Institute—one of a series of research seminars in the history of art.

This series of postgraduate Research Days revolve around some of the main research strengths of the department of History and History of Art of the University of Buckingham: the history of collecting and the evolution of taste; the reception of the classical tradition in the art and architecture of early modern Europe; the cultural history of the long eighteenth century; and the history of materials in art and architecture.

Each Research Day involves presentations by PhD students and members of staff, followed by a seminar given by an established scholar. Their structure is intended to facilitate dialogue and exchange between scholars at different stages of their career. Sessions are open to all, free of charge. To register, please send a simple one-line email to seminars-hri@buckingham.ac.uk.

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All times listed are for the UK.

2.30pm  Session 1
Adrian Tinniswood, OBE — Fellow, Humanities Research Institute, University of Buckingham
The Guilt and the Gingerbread: The Country House 1945–1974

Adrian Tinniswood discusses his latest research project, Noble Ambitions, to be published by Jonathan Cape in September 2021. Adrian directs the MA in the History of the English Country House at the University of Buckingham. His most recent books include Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the Royal Household and The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House between the Wars.

3.30pm  Session 2
Michael Bentley — PhD Student, University of Buckingham
‘Properly Bestowed’: Decorum and the Mural in the English Country House, from Verrio to Thornhill, 1672–1728

To what extent was decorum a factor in the decision-making process when commissioning wall and ceiling paintings for an English country house? If not decorum, then what? New light will be shed on Adlington Hall, Sudbury Hall, and Boughton in particular.

4.30pm  Tea break

5.00pm  Session 3
Martin Postle — Deputy Director, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Yale University
Collection and Display: Art and the Country House Digital Project

Martin Postle discusses the Mellon Centre’s latest digital project. Art & the Country House, launched in autumn 2020, is an online publication focused on the collection and display of works of art in the country house in Britain from the sixteenth century to the present day. Eight case studies (Castle Howard, Doddington Hall, Mells Manor, Mount Stuart, Petworth House, Raynham Hall, Trewithen, and West Wycombe) relate to a broad range of research topics and give a varied set of examples, in terms of geographical location, scale, patterns of ownership, chronologies, collections, and displays.

Online Lecture | Women Artists at the Court of Catherine the Great

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on March 11, 2021

From the lecture series Collecting Art in Imperial Russia, organized by Princeton’s REEES program:

Polly Blakesley, Power and Paint: The Patronage of Women Artists at the Court of Catherine II
Online, Thursday, 18 March 2021, 12.00–1.30pm (ET)

Catherine the Great’s passion for the arts served a vital role in her efforts to position herself as a paragon of the Enlightenment. With avaricious focus she snaffled celebrated art collections from under the noses of other European rulers, while the quest to establish professional artists led her to champion Russia’s new Academy of Arts. This lecture considers the role that women artists played in Catherine’s pursuit of her artistic ambitions, and the dynamic ways in which they energized Russian cultural life.

Catherine’s far-sighted patronage propelled renowned painters such as Angelica Kauffman to new heights. Just as important were the empress’s relations with lesser-known artists, among them the troubled painter Anna Dorothea Therbusch-Lisiewska and Catherine’s daughter-in-law Maria Fedorovna, who sculpted accomplished cameos and objets de vertu. With stories of extraordinary artistic endeavour, this lecture places these and other artists centre stage at one of Europe’s most thrilling courts.

Registration is available here»

Rosalind Polly Blakesley is Professor of Russian and European Art at the University of Cambridge and co-founder of the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre. She has served on the boards of various museums and galleries, among them the National Portrait Gallery in London, where she curated the acclaimed exhibition Russia and the Arts and advised on its partner exhibition at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Other collaborations around the world include an exhibition of works by women artists from the Hermitage that took place at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. in 2003. Blakesley’s many books include The Russian Canvas: Painting in Imperial Russia (2016), which was awarded the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize and The Art Newspaper Russia Best Book Award. She currently holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for her new project, Russia, Empire and the Baltic Imagination. In 2017 Blakesley was awarded the Pushkin Medal by the Russian Federation for services to Anglo-Russian relations and Russian art. Blakesley is a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, London; a Syndic of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; and serves on the advisory councils of the Hamilton Kerr Institute and Kettle’s Yard Gallery, as well as the advisory boards of academic journals and professional associations.

The French Porcelain Society’s Online Spring Symposium, 2021

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on March 9, 2021

From The French Porcelain Society:

Ceramics & Wanderlust: Curators & Castles
The French Porcelain Society’s Online Spring Symposium, 13–14 March 2021

Wanderlust, our need to travel to study ceramic collections in museums and castles throughout Europe and Britain, is at the heart of the French Porcelain Society’s educational activities. It has been over a year since our last visit to France and our next visit may not be for several months. In order to share the pleasure of exploration, comradery, and discovery associated with these trips, Patricia Ferguson with the help of Félix Zorzo and other members of the French Porcelain Society committee have organised a two-day virtual symposium on the 13th and 14th of March. From the recently installed porcelain cabinet at the Château de Versailles to the stunning Porzellankabinett in Schloss Charlottenburg, as well as state, royal, and aristocratic collections from Lisbon, Kassel, and Colonial Williamsburg, their directors and curators have enthusiastically agreed to be part of our programme. We are extremely grateful to the knowledgeable custodians of some of our favourite castles and country houses, who have captured private tours for our global audience on video. Each unique and very personal tour has been pre-recorded, but there will be a live Q&A panel at the end of each day led by Dr. Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth.

Please do join us; the two-day symposium is free and open to all. For any questions, contact FPSenquiries@gmail.com. Please note that the programme is subject to change. Free links to the webinar are available here.

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16:00–18:30, UK GMT

Introduction — Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth
• Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Lisbon — Cristina Neiva Correia, Conservadora
• Château de Versailles — Marie-Laure de Rochebrune, Conservateur en chef
• Schloss Wilhelmshöhe — Martin Eberle, Direktor, Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel
• Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel — Xenia Schürmann, Curatorial Assistant
Panel discussion

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16:00–18:30, UK GMT

Introduction — Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth
• Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia — Angelika R. Kuettner, Associate Curator of Ceramics and Glass, and Janine Skerry, Senior Curator of Metals
• Waddesdon Manor — Mia Jackson, Curator of Decorative Arts
• Charlottenburg, Neues Palais and Belvedere — Samuel Wittwer, Direktor der Schlösser und Sammlungen, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg
Panel discussion

Online Seminars | O Gosto neoclássico: A Dimensão americana

Posted in conferences (to attend), lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on March 9, 2021

I’m sorry for not posting news of these seminars much sooner. CH

O Gosto neoclássico — A Dimensão americana: instituições, atores e obras
Online, 8–22 March 2021

O seminário O Gosto neoclássico — A Dimensão americana: instituições, atores e obras será realizado de 8 a 22 de março de 2021, às 2ª-feiras e 4ª-feiras, às 15h, em transmissão remota. É promoção do grupo de pesquisa “O gosto neoclássico”, conduzido pela Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa e o leU/Prourb/FAU/UFRJ, com o apoio do Instituto Rui Barbosa de Altos Estudos – IRbae.

O evento dá continuidade a uma agenda sistemática de discussões públicas sobre arte, arquitetura, cidade e cultura sob o impacto da circulação das ideias neoclássicas no período compreendido entre o final do século XVIII e meados do XIX. Já foram discutidas temáticas relativas aos contextos brasileiro, português e francês. Em 2021, propõe-se uma pauta ainda inédita e que permita uma visão articulada e comparada sobre o fenômeno também nas Américas.

O Gosto neoclássico — A dimensão americana, se organiza em cinco sessões compostas por palestras e mesas redondas com especialistas brasileiros e estrangeiros. As palestras serão voltadas para aspectos da questão no México, França, Brasil, Portugal, Estados Unidos e Caribe. As mesas-redondas irão enfocar quatro eixos principais: as questões de ensino das artes nas academias: visões estéticas, padrões de gosto e formas de transmissão; mudanças e permanências nas culturas acadêmicas; as práticas projetuais e construtivas e o campo das visualidades, suas inovações e continuidades. O encerramento se dará com uma palestra concerto em torno das questões da música no período.

O evento será coordenado por Ana Pessoa (FCRB) e Margareth Pereira (leU/Prourb/UFRJ) e organizado por Ana Lúcia V. Santos (EAU/UFF), Karolyna Koppke (PROARQ-UFRJ/Ibmec RJ), Luiza Xavier (leU/Prourb/UFRJ), Ornella Savini (PIC-FCRB/CNPq). Arte e diagramação: Luiza Xavier (leU/Prourb/UFRJ). Fotografia: Ana Claudia P. Torem.

O seminário ocorrerá através da plataforma Zoom.

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15.00 (BRT) Palestra
• Kelly Donahue-Wallace (CVAD-UNT, EUA), Good Taste within Reach: The Mexican Medals of Jerónimo Antonio Gil

16.00 (BRT) Mesa Redonda
• Renata Baesso (PUC-Campinas), O lugar do gosto, do gênio e da invenção nas preceptivas arquitetônicas
• Elaine Dias (UNIFESP), François-René Moreaux na Galeria e Escola de Pintura: a exposição da coleção italiana e a afirmação do artista
• Sonia Gomes Pereira (EBA-UFRJ), A Academia Imperial de Belas Artes e a longa duração da tradição clássica

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15.00 (BRT) Palestra
• Jean Philippe Garric (Univ.Paris 1-França), Grandjean de Montigny et la polychromie architecturale à l’école de Percier

16.00 (BRT) Mesa Redonda
• Maria Luiza Zanatta (UFSM), O “tratado das ordens” de Vignola em S. Paulo: do Neoclassicismo ao Ecletismo
• Gustavo Rocha-Peixoto (PROARQ-UFRJ), Uma questão de gosto
• Karolyna Koppke (PROARQ-UFRJ/Ibmec RJ), A urbe imaginada: a Academia e o projeto para os paços Imperial e do Senado

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15.00 (BRT) Palestra
• Margareth da Silva Pereira (PROURB-UFRJ), A ressignificação da ideia de arquitetura: A cena americana e a educação dos sentidos

16.00 (BRT) Mesa Redonda
• Ana Lucia V. dos Santos (EAU-UFF), A casa do Passeio – estudo de um edifício residencial de Grandjean de Montigny
• José Pessôa (PPGAU-UFF), A Praça Municipal de Grandjean de Montigny
• Nelson Pôrto (DAU/UFES), Os engenheiros e o neoclassicismo

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15.00 (BRT) Palestra
• Helder Carita (FCSH-UNL), Neoclassicismo tardio em Portugal: da arquitectura às artes decorativas

16.00 (BRT) Mesa Redonda
• Paulo Knauss (UFF), O desafio da pedra: o gosto neoclássico e a escultura no Brasil
• Ana Pessoa (PPGMA/FCRB) e Ornella Savini (PIC/FCRB), Uma arcádia tropical? Vassouras, RJ, sec. XIX
• Júlio Bandeira (BN/MTur), Do Capitão Carlos Julião a Mauricio Rugendas, a camisola neoclássica no Brasil

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15.00 (BRT) Palestras
• Dell Upton (AH-UCLA, CASVA/NGA), Politics of Neoclassicism in the United States
• Paul Niell (AH-FSU, USA), No Taste for Thatching: Value, Aesthetics, and Urban Reform in the Bohíos of Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico

16.20 (BRT) Palestra-Concerto
• Rosana Lanzelotte (Musica Brasilis), Clássica: a nova música


Online Workshop | Analysis of Reverse Paintings on Glass

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on February 25, 2021

From ArtHist.net:

Possibilities and Limits of (Non-destructive) Analysis of Reverse Paintings on Glass
Online, Vitrocentre Romont, Switzerland, 12 March 2021
Organized by Sophie Wolf and Francesco Caruso

Registration due by 7 March 2021

As part of the SNSF research project on the travel and recipe book of Ulrich Daniel Metzger (1671), reverse glass paintings by the artist and by his close friend and master Gerhard Janssen are being examined. The investigation has two aims: first, a technical and material characterisation of the artworks and secondly, a comparison of the results with the recipes and painting instructions noted in the book. The analysis of materials and techniques, however, is associated with difficulties that are based on the technical specificity of the works, namely so-called ‘églomisé’. The paintings are backed with leaf metals and sometimes also protected by an additional cover of paper, which cannot always be easily removed. There is therefore no direct access to the painting layers. In this workshop, we would like to discuss the limits and possibilities of (non-destructive) analysis of reverse glass paintings and stained glass. Short presentations will give insights into the analytical practice of various research groups active in the field and provide the opportunity to discuss specific issues of analytical techniques and procedures.

The workshop is open to the public, but registration is required as the number of places is limited. If you are interested in participating as a listener, please register via email by 7 March 2021: sophie.wolf@vitrocentre.ch. The video-conference will start at 9.00am. Please start joining the meeting at 8.45am. We regret that latecomers cannot be admitted until a suitable break.


9.00  Sophie WOLF (Vitrocentre Romont), Welcome and introduction

9.15  Uta BERGMANN (Vitrocentre Romont), Das Reise- und Rezeptbuch Ulrich Daniel Metzgers

9.30  Francesco CARUSO (SIK-ISEA, Zürich) and Sophie WOLF (Vitrocentre Romont), Non-destructive study of early 18th-century reverse glass paintings

10.00  Simon STEGER (Staatliche Akademie der Künste, Stuttgart), Non-invasive spectroscopic investigation of cultural artefacts: shedding light on modern reverse glass paintings (1905–1955)

10.30  Break

11.00  Patrick DIETEMANN (Doerner Institut, München), Challenges and limits of (non-destructive) modern binding medium analysis

11.30  Katharina SCHMIDT-OTT (Swiss National Museum, Collection Centre, Affoltern a. Albis), Comparability of two XRF analyzers on sanguine in stained glass paintings by H. J. Güder (1630–1691)

12.00  Panel Discussion
• Patrick DIETEMANN (Doerner Institut, München)
• Susanne GREIFF (Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz)
• Maite MAGUREGUI HERNANDO (Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao)
• Simon STEGER (Staatliche Akademie der Künste, Stuttgart)

Sophie Wolf (Vitrocentre Romont), sophie.wolf@vitrocentre.ch
Francesco Caruso (Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft SIK-ISEA), francesco.caruso@sik-isea.ch

Online Conference | Building an Engaged Art History

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on February 23, 2021

From ArtHist.net:

Building an Engaged Art History
Online, Case Western Reserve University and Indiana University IUPUI, 22–23 April 2021

Registration due by 1 March 2021

A virtual convening about public scholarship, civic engagement, and community-based practices in the study and teaching of art history and visual culture.

How can art historians honor ways of seeing and knowing that have been historically marginalized in the art worlds and the academy? How can we work in ways that serve communities beyond our institutions? How can we learn from the methods of engagement that are well-established in other disciplines? How can we build structures within our institutions that support this kind of work? Where are we now, and where do we go from here? Experienced scholars in the public humanities will share their perspectives on the methods, ethics, and value of engaged approaches. Through a series of facilitated conversations, participants will reflect on their own engaged work and create a plan for making engaged art history more robust and more feasible in our institutions and our communities. The symposium is free of charge for all. Please send any questions to the symposium organizers, Erin Benay (eeb50@case.edu) and Laura Holzman (HolzmanL@iu.edu). Click here to register by March 1.

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10.00  Opening Remarks
Building a More Inclusive and Equitable Art History with Erin Benay (Case Western Reserve University) and Laura Holzman (Indiana University IUPUI)

10.30  Public Humanities, Public Art History
Panel Discussion with Susan Smulyan (Brown University), Renée Ater (Brown University), and Larry Zimmerman (Indiana University IUPUI)
Art history arguably lags behind other fields in the humanities, such as public history (which has an established professional organization and scholarly journal of the same name) with established publicly engaged trajectories. What can we learn from these disciplines about our own?

11.30  Lunch break

12.30  Discussion Session One: Toward an Engaged Art History
With Laura Holzman (Indiana University IUPUI)
Drawing first from disciplinary training and practice, participants will identify key values, awareness, skills, and abilities that can shape our engaged work.

1.30  Coffee break

2.00  Discussion Session Two: What Can Art History Learn from the Community?
With Erin Benay (Case Western Reserve University)
Building a more engaged art history means moving beyond classrooms and museums; this session asks what art history (and art historians) can learn from our community partners and experts outside the academy.

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10.00  Opening Remarks
Erin Benay (Case Western Reserve University) and Laura Holzman (Indiana University IUPUI)

10.30  Discussion Session One: Museums and Methods
With Key Jo Lee (Cleveland Museum of Art)
How can engaged practices and the philosophies behind them help make art museums more equitable institutions and how can museums’ methods of sharing knowledge shape engaged research and teaching?

11.30  Lunch break

12.30  Discussion Session Two: Teaching with Engaged Art History
With Jennifer Borland and Louise Siddons (Oklahoma State University)
What is the place of engaged art history in our classrooms and curricula? We will consider philosophies of teaching and learning as well as our experiences with activities such as applied projects service learning, and structuring degree programs.

1.30  Coffee break

2.00  Discussion Session Three: Engaged Art History in the Academy
With Carolyn Butler-Palmer (University of Victoria), Cynthia Persinger (California University of Pennsylvania), and Azar Rejaie (University of Houston-Downtown)
In breakout sessions dedicated to issues such as tenure and promotion and academic publishing, we discuss how to evaluate excellence in engaged art history and how to navigate systems of power that may not yet include its actions in policy or practice.

3.30  Concluding Discussion: Synthesizing the Priorities for Engaged Art History
With Mary Price (Indiana University IUPUI)
Participants will identify next steps for building an engaged art history and produce a Directory of Engaged Art History practitioners.

Conference | The Salon and the Senses

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on February 15, 2021

Johan Zoffany, The Gore Family with George, 3rd Earl Cowper, ca. 1775, oil on canvas, 31 × 39 inches
(New Haven: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B1977.14.87)

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From the conference website:

The Salon and the Senses in the Long 18th Century: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Online, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 4–5 March 2021

The conference The Salon and the Senses in the Long 18th Century: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, seeks to join the intellectual heritage of the salons with their multidisciplinary, multisensory natures. We will explore the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and tactile aspects of the salon, considering the arts and sensory pleasures of the salon alongside the verbal arts—the poetry, literature, theater, and conversation—that were cultivated there.

Salons of the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries knew no disciplinary boundaries. More than other institutions of the age, salons offered their habitués opportunities to engage with a wide range of social, cultural, artistic, literary, and verbal practices. A multidisciplinary approach requires that we—like salon hostesses and guests before us—open our minds across modern intellectual boundaries and reanimate the embodied practices of the institution. By bringing together scholars from numerous fields, we hope to shed new light on salons in all of their complexity. Above all, we seek to understand the multi-sensory nature of the salon: its sights, sounds, tastes, and smells; its conversations, texts, and subtexts.

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1.00  Session 1: Welcome and 18th-Century Drama Workshop
• Jennifer Jones (History-SAS) and Rebecca Cypess (Music-Mason Gross) Welcome
• Christopher Cartmill (Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts), ‘The Chironomia’: Interactive workshop on 18th-century English and French dramatic practices

2.15  Session 2: The Senses of Smell, Touch, and Humor
• Iris Moon (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Open, Shut Them: A Capodimonte Snuffbox and the Sense of Touch in the Salon
• Érika Wicky (Université Lumière Lyon 2), Olfaction and the Salon: The Smell of Paint from Mansion House to Art Critique
• Marjanne Elaine Goozé (University of Georgia), A Sense of Humor and Antisemitism in the Berlin Jewish Salons, ca. 1800

4.00  Session 3: Keynote Address
• Melanie Conroy (University of Memphis), On Networking: Enlightenment-Era French Salons

7.00  Session 4: Lecture-Recital
The Raritan Players, directed by Rebecca Cypess — ‘In the Salon of Elizabeth Graeme’, a program exploring the musical practices of a salon hostess in 1760s–70s Philadelphia; played on period instrument

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9.00  Session 5: Music in the Salon
• Michael Bane (Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music), Amateur Musicians and their Audiences in French Salons around 1700, or, How to Compliment a Musical Friend
• Floris Meens (Radbound University), The ‘Other’ Languages of Private Sociability: Music and Emotion in Dutch Late 18th- and Early 19th-Century Salons
• Nicole Vilkner (Duquesne University), Opera prêt-à-porter: Gallope d’Onquaire and the Commercialization of Salon opéra, 1850–1870

10.45  Session 6: Music, Gender, and Politics
• Markus Rathey (Yale University), The Subversion of Gender Expectations in Bach’s Dramatic Cantatas
• Callum Blackmore (Columbia University), Hyacinthe Jadin and the Noise of Revolution: Recovering French String Quartet Aesthetics in 1790s Paris
• Lindsay Jones (University of Toronto), Mauro Giuliani and the Congress of Vienna: Musical Representations of Power and Politics

1.00  Session 7: Paris ca. 1760: How to Make a Pop-Up Salon
Concluding discussion

Online Conference | Discovering Dalmatia VI

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on December 1, 2020

From the Exposition project website:

Discovering Dalmatia VI — Watching, Waiting: Empty Spaces and the Representation of Isolation
Online, 3–5 December 2020

This year, the annual Discovering Dalmatia conference will take place virtually, over the course of three days. Watching, Waiting: Empty Spaces and the Representation of Isolation is inspired by the Institute of Art History’s project Exposition [Ekspozicija]: Themes and Aspects of Croatian Photography from the 19th Century until Today, financed by the Croatian Science Foundation. It represents the sixth annual Discovering Dalmatia conference, a programme offering a week of events in scholarship and research.

Inspired by the current situation, this interdisciplinary conference will be dedicated to the history and theory of representing empty space through the media of photography, film, and other artistic practices. The conference is likewise open to the themes of empty spaces, isolation, and loneliness from the perspective of other scholarly disciplines.

In addition to the conference, and as part of this year’s Discovering Dalmatia, an exhibition curated by Joško Belamarić will be launched at the Split City Museum, entitled Split and Diocletian’s Palace in the Work of Danish Painter Johan Peter Kornbeck.

This year’s programme will conclude with an online presentation of the book Discovering Dalmatia: Dalmatia in Travelogues, Images, and Photographs, edited by Katrina O’Loughlin, Ana Šverko and Elke Katharina Wittich (Zagreb 2019), which brings together articles that emerged from earlier Discovering Dalmatia conferences.

Please join us via Zoom:
Thursday, 3 December 2020
Friday, 4 December 2020
Saturday, 5 December 2020

T H U R S D A Y ,  3  D E C E M B E R  2 0 2 0

9.00  Introduction by Sandra Križić Roban and Ana Šverko

9.15  Session 1
Moderated by Sandra Križić Roban
• Stuart Moore and Kayla Parker, Separation Anxiety: Filming the Nicosia Buffer Zone, with projection of the film, Father-land
• Isabelle Catucci, A Land of Collective Solitude
• Marina Milito and Maria Angélica da Silva, Visualizing Emptiness over Emptiness: Leaving Home in Pandemic Times (Maceió, Brazil)
• Cristina Moraru, Empty Spaces, Illuminated Minds: Towards a Time Withdrawn from the Capital
• Luca Nostri, Existential Topography: Photographs of Lugo During the Lockdown / 6–18 April 2020

11.45  Break

12.15  Session 2
Moderated by Lana Lovrenčić
• Anna Schober de Graaf, Occupying Empty Spaces: Political Protest and Public Solidarity in Times of Social Distancing
• Bec Rengel, The Empty Plinth and the Politics of Emptiness

F R I D A Y ,  4  D E C E M B E R  2 0 2 0

9.30  Session 3
Moderated by Lana Lovrenčić and Ana Šverko
• Elke Katharina Wittich, Silent Ruins
• Emily Burns, Emptying Paris: Edward Hopper in Paris, 1910 / 2020
• Marija Barović, Ston’s Voids
• Jessie Martin, Deconstructing Understandings of Emptiness: An Examination of Representations of Transitory Space and ‘Non-place’ in Photography
• Ruth Baumeister, The Power of Emptiness
• Dominik Lengyel and Catherine Toulouse, The Representation of Empty Spaces in Architecture

11.45  Break

12.35  Session 4
Moderated by Mirko Sardelić
• Asija Ismailovski, Empty Space as Artistic Strategy
• Marta Chiara Olimpia Nicosia, Species of Spaces, Species of Emptiness: Idleness and Boredom
• Anči Leburić and Laura John, Visualization as a Qualitative Procedure in the Representation of the Meanings of What We Are Researching in Space

S A T U R D A Y ,  5  D E C E M B E R  2 0 2 0

9.00  Session 5
Moderated by Mirko Sardelić
• Martin Kuhar and Stella Fatović-Ferenčić, Empty Spaces in Photographs of Public Health Remnants in Dalmatia
• Klaudija Sabo, Representations of Quarantine and Space in Visual Culture

9.45  Break

10.00  Session 6
Moderated by Liz Wells
• Catlin Langford, Staging Isolation: Images of Seclusion and Separation
• Tihana Rubić, Ethnographies of Waiting, Ethnographies of Emptiness: Time and Space through Photography
• Meg Wellington-Barratt, Hierarchy of History: Curation of Photography during the Covid-19 Lockdown Period